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Andrew Harris returns from Oregon

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Four-star wide receiver Andrew Harris out of Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy made the cross-country trek to Oregon over the weekend. The 6-foot-4, 195-pounder had a good visit. Where did it put the Ducks for his services?
"Actually I liked it a lot better than I thought I would," he said. "I had never been to the West Coast and they showed me a real good time. They told me that they'd call on Wednesday to let me know for sure about my scholarship situation. I do have an offer, but two other receivers were visiting and they have to look over things."
What did Harris do on his visit to Eugene?
"We toured the facilities and they have some of the top ones in the country," he said. "I was impressed with those, especially the treatment centers. If you get an injury, Oregon is one of the best programs to be back on the field quicker because of those centers.
"My host, Terrell Turner was a lot of fun too. He showed us the dorms and a good time in Eugene. He talked about the coaches and what they have to do to be successful. He also showed me the gear they have. They get so much stuff from Nike."
Harris spent time with the coaches as well.
"I talked to the receivers coach and he told me that he feels like I'm a very mature receiver," he said. "He had a bunch of pictures on the wall of receivers there now and mine was up there. He told me that I have a spot and that meant a lot to me.
"I also spent time with Mike Bellotti. He talked about how they want to get me up there really bad. He thinks I can make a big impact on the team and he showed me different things that they do. He also talked about how he has an open door policy for the players to come in and talk to him."
Was there any mention of playing time?
"They have plans for me to come in and be in the rotation right away," he said. "I can compete and if I turn out to be better than the guys they have I have a good chance of starting."
Overall the visit went well, what would Harris rate it?
"It was an eight," he said. "I went to the basketball game and they chanted my name. Before that, it was just an ok visit, but that made me feel like part of the family."
Next up for the No. 14 prep school prospect is a trip to Temple this weekend.
"I'm heading out to Temple," he said. "That will be my last visit. I've heard it is right in the city and I'm looking forward to having a good time."
At this time, Harris confirmed he plans to announce a decision on Signing Day.
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